Marvin Bartels

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Senior Associate

Digital Business
Data Tech and Telecoms
IT & Outsourcing

Marvin Bartels

Dr. Marvin Bartels advises companies on the implementation of innovative business models and in the context of transactions. This includes IT, IP, data, and commercial law issues of new technologies (e.g. SaaS, platforms, artificial intelligence, internet of things, crypto, digital products) and the compliance with recent technology related legislation (such as the Digital Services Act).


Legal studies and legal clerkship in Hanover, Pune (India), Hamburg, Berlin and Munich
Research associate and doctoral studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin at the Chair for Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law of Prof. Dr. Axel Metzger, LL.M. (Harvard)
Legal clerkship at leading international law firms in the Regulatory and Intellectual Property departments
In-house work at a globally operating organization in the food sector
At Noerr since 2021
Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers


  • Durchsetzung, in: Kraul, Das neue Recht der digitalen Dienste - Digital Services Act (DSA), 169-206 [Translated and updated English version to be published]
  • Verträge über NFTs, GRUR-Prax 2023, 60-62 (with Dr. Niklas Maamar)
  • Die Datenstrategie der EU – Das Datenrecht als neues Rechtsgebiet?, Legal Tribune Online, 21.03.2022
  • Ethical Limits for Patentability? On the Board of Appeal’s Balancing of Animal Suffering and Medical Benefit – T 0682/16 Non-human organism/INTREXON of 5 June 2020, GRUR Int. 70 (2021), 44–48 
  • Ethik und Patentrecht – Verhältnisse und Wechselwirkungen zwischen Ethik und Patentrecht vor dem Hintergrund innovativer Biotechnologien, Mohr Siebeck 2020, reviewed by Martin Stierle, ZGE/IPJ 14 (2022), 465-476
  • Das Patentrecht und seine Zwangslizenz in der Coronakrise, Blog, 25.03.2020 
  • Meat 2.0 – The regulatory environment of plant-based and cultured meat, EFFL 2019, 323–331 (with Dr. Astrid Seehafer)
  • Fleisch 2.0 – Das regulatorische Umfeld von pflanzenbasiertem und kultiviertem Fleisch, ZLR 2019, 359–372; DIE ERNÄHRUNG, 43|06 (2019), 61–66; DIE ERNÄHRUNG, Sammelband Wissenschaft und Recht 2019, 78–84 (with Dr. Astrid Seehafer)
  • Ein Plädoyer für das utilitaristische Patentrecht – Zugleich ein Beitrag zur kritischen Diskussion von Patentierungsausschlüssen, ZGE/IPJ 11 (2019), 1–32
  • Wirksamkeit und Schutzumfang von Pflanzenpatenten: Auswirkungen der Regel 28 Abs. 2 EPÜAO, ZGE/IPJ 10 (2018), 123–161 (with Prof. Dr. Axel Metzger, LL.M. (Harvard))
  • Reports on conferences on intellectual property and data protection law, GRUR 2017, 146; GRUR Int. 2016, 131; CR 2013, R128–R129 
  • Contributions to „IRI – Panorama Datenschutz“, MMR-Aktuell 2012, 328597; 2011, 321105; 2010, 30111